or whis·tle blow·er
- a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing.
Origin of whistle-blower
Related Words for whistle-blowerspy, hypocrite, renegade, deserter, conspirator, impostor, turncoat, informer, defector, blabbermouth, tattler, double-crosser, sneak, betrayer, squealer, source, fink, stoolie, snitch, tattletale
Examples from the Web for whistle-blower
Contemporary Examples of whistle-blower
That tells us he may have been more than just a “whistle-blower.”Snowden’s Beijing Benefactors?
Gordon G. Chang
January 3, 2014
The difference between a leaker and a whistle-blower is important.Obama Is Right to Prosecute Leakers Who Are Not the Same as Whistle-Blowers
March 10, 2012
What do an Israeli soldier, a Houston whistle-blower, and a Swiss border-patrol officer have in common?Eyal Press’s New Book Explores Moral Courage
March 8, 2012
“I was amazed at how terrifying it would be to be a whistle-blower,” he says.Panetta, Gates, Rumsfeld Face New Suit Over U.S. Military Rape ‘Epidemic’
March 6, 2012
- informal a person who informs on someone or puts a stop to something